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					                  BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                        304 NW 2ND STREET
                   OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
                           863-763-6441
                         863-763-9529 Fax

                              AGENDA

                          JULY 28, 2005

                            9:00 a.m.

                  JOHN W. ABNEY, SR. - CHAIRMAN

CLIF BETTS, JR. - 1ST VICE CHAIR                       ELVIE POSEY
GENE WOODS - 2ND VICE CHAIR                              RAY DOMER

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George A. Long                                     John D. Cassels
County Administrator                               County Attorney

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INTRA-SESSION MEETINGS/EVENTS:

11:30 a.m.     Executive Session; Labor Negotiations

BUSINESS:

1.       Approval of Minutes - June 9, 2005 Regular Session:
Recommend that the BOCC consider the approval of minutes from the
regular session of June 9, 2005.

2.     9:00 a.m. Sheriff Paul May - Sex Offenders/Predators in
Public Shelters: Recommend that the BOCC receive comments from
Sheriff May concerning implementing a plan to provide shelter for
sex offenders/predators in event of a hurricane and/or an
emergency.

3.     9:15 a.m. Captain David Littlefield - Civil Air Patrol:
Recommend that the BOCC receive comments from Captain Littlefield
concerning his request for funding.

4.     9:30 a.m. Raymond Arrants - Lightsey's Restaurant Inc.:
Recommend that the BOCC receive comments from Mr. Arrants
concerning construction of a new restaurant at Okee-Tantie.

5.     9:45 a.m.   Billy Hesch - Taylor Creek Lodge Homeowners:
Recommend that the BOCC receive comments from Mr. Hesch concerning
the boat ramp and access road.
6.        Proposed Amendments to the County Land Development
Regulations:    Recommend that the BOCC discuss the proposed
amendments to the county's land development regulations.

Recommend that the BOCC adopt an ordinance amending Ordinance
96.01, Code of Ordinances of Okeechobee County, Florida, Part II,
Land Development Regulations.

7.    Douglas Park Homes Contracts for Sale: Recommend that the
BOCC authorize the Chairman to execute a contract with Linda Frost
for the purchase of Douglas Park home #1 for $91,435.

Recommend that the BOCC authorize the Chairman to execute a sales
contract with Tara Wilson for the purchase of Douglas Park home #2
for $91,435.

8.    Purchase of Replacement Energy Management System for the HRS
Facility:    Recommend that the BOCC adopt Resolution 2005-32
amending the 2004/2005 fiscal year budget to appropriate
unanticipated Insurance Recovery Funds; providing an effective date
and approve BA05-18 in the amount of $26,785.

Recommend that the BOCC approve the purchase and installation of
the replacement Energy Management System in the amount of
$26,785.00 from Siemens Building Technologies for the HRS Facility.

9.      Purchase of a Jacobsen Turfcat Mower for Okee-Tantie:
Recommend that the BOCC approve the purchase of a Jacobsen Turfcat
Mower as presented, in the amount of $17,947.78 from Kilpatrick
Turf Equipment using the Florida State Contract #515-630-03-1.

10.     Elevator Maintenance Contract Award: Recommend that the
BOCC award a five-year contract to ThyssenKrupp Elevator in the
amount of $14,880.00 annually to provide service and maintenance
for eight County elevators.

11.    Acceptance of a Fire Truck: Recommend that the BOCC approve
the acceptance of the 1985 fire truck from St. Lucie County Fire
Rescue.

Recommend that the BOCC approve the release back to Division of
Forestry of the 1979 International.

12.         Approval of CSX Construction Agreements for the
Reconstruction of CR 15A (SE 86th Blvd.) and CR 15B (SE 128th Ave.)
Railroad Grade Crossings; Approve BT 05-099 Providing Funds for CSX
Agreements: Recommend that the BOCC approve budget amendment BT
05-099 in the amount of $122,500 for the reconstruction of CR 15A
and CR 15B railroad grade crossings; and

Recommend that the BOCC approve the CSX construction agreements and
authorize   the   Chairman  to   execute   these   agreements   for
reconstruction of CR 15A and CR 15B railroad grade crossings in the
amount of $12,500; contingent upon the County Attorney's review.

13.     Criminal Justice Fund: Recommend that the BOCC approve
BT05-100 in the amount of $35,449.00 from Cash Balance Carried
Forward in the Fines & Forfeitures Fund to State's Attorney and
Public Defender budgets.

Recommend that the BOCC authorize the transfer of actual
expenditures in the Criminal Justice Fund for the State's Attorney
($26,586.75) and Public Defender ($8,862.25) to the Fines &
Forfeiture Fund budgets.

Recommend that the BOCC authorize the reimbursement of $15,000 to
the Fines & Forfeiture Fund from the Criminal Justice Fund.

14.     Budget Amendment - NRCS Grant Funds: Recommend that the
BOCC adopt Resolution 2005-30 amending the 2004/2005 fiscal year
budget to appropriate unanticipated NRCS Grant Funds; providing an
effective date.

15.    Budget Amendment - Hurricane Housing Recovery Program Grant
Funds: Recommend that the BOCC adopt Resolution 2005-31 amending
the 2004/2005 fiscal year budget to appropriate unanticipated
Hurricane Housing Recovery Funds; providing an effective date and
approve BA05-17 in the amount of $7,173,464.

16.    Florida Local Government Investment Trust: Recommend that
the BOCC authorize the transfer of $3,315,718.20 from FLGIT to Big
Lake National Bank.

17.    Health Insurance: Recommend that the BOCC determine which
group health insurance plan with Public Risk Management of Florida
Group Health Trust for county employees will be funded and the
amount of surplus.

18.       11:30 a.m.     Executive Session; Labor Negotiations:
Recommend that the BOCC convene an executive session to discuss
labor negotiations with IUOE Local #487 at 11:30 a.m. on July 28,
2005.

                          CONSENT AGENDA


19.    Approval of Warrants:   Recommend that the BOCC approve the
warrants list.

20.    Release of Code Enforcement Lien: Recommend that the BOCC
direct the Chairman to execute the Release of Lien for Mr. Behr.

21.     Request for Unclaimed Tax Certificate Redemption Funds:
Recommend that the BOCC accept and approve Ms. Alice Goins' request
for the refund. Total amount to be refunded is $335.13.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the BOCC with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to
ensure that verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based.
Subject:   EXECUTIVE SESSION; LABOR NEGOTIATIONS         ITEM




RECOMMENDATION

That the BOCC convene an executive session to discuss labor
negotiations with IUOE Local #487 at 11:30 a.m. on July 28, 2005.

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Approved for Agenda                                      Item
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County Administrator
Subject:   RAYMOND ARRANTS                               ITEM
           LIGHTSEY'S RESTAURANT, INC.

Mr. Arrants has requested to appear before the BOCC to discuss the
construction of a new restaurant at Okee-Tantie.




RECOMMENDATION

That the BOCC receive comments from Mr. Arrants concerning the
construction of a new restaurant at Okee-Tantie.

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Approved for Agenda                                      Item
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County Administrator
Subject:   OKEECHOBEE CIVIL AIR PATROL COMPOSITE         ITEM
           SQUADRON 453 FUNDING REQUEST

Captain David Littlefield has requested to appear before the BOCC
to request funding for the Civil Air Patrol, Okeechobee Squadron.




RECOMMENDATION

That the BOCC receive comments from Captain Littlefield concerning
his request for funding.

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Approved for Agenda                                      Item
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County Administrator
Subject:   BILLY HESCH - TAYLOR CREEK                    ITEM
           LODGE HOMEOWNERS

Mr. Hesch has requested to appear before the BOCC to discuss the
boat ramp and access road.




RECOMMENDATION

That the BOCC receive comments from Mr. Hesch concerning the boat
ramp and access road.

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Approved for Agenda                                      Item
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County Administrator

Subject:   SHERIFF PAUL MAY - SEX OFFENDERS/            ITEM
           PREDATORS IN PUBLIC SHELTERS

Sheriff May has requested to appear before the BOCC to discuss
implementing a plan to provide shelter for sex offenders/predators
in event of a hurricane and/or an emergency.




RECOMMENDATION

That the BOCC receive comments from Sheriff May concerning
implementing a plan to provide shelter for sex offenders/predators
in event of a hurricane and/or an emergency.

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Approved for Agenda                                      Item
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County Administrator
Subject:   APPROVAL OF WARRANTS                           ITEM

Recommend that the BOCC approve the following warrants:

#95775 - #95854      $597,065.40

#3084                $     65.50

#1746                $ 14,640.00

TOTAL                $611,770.90




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Approved for Agenda                                      Item
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County Administrator